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Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.087
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 13, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Jean Blankenship

For grants management or budget questions:
Bridget Shea Westfall


This opportunity provides funding for collaborative regional partnerships that provide activities and services designed to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes for, and enhance the safety of children and families affected by substance use disorders.

Grantees are required to target services to communities in which there are a number of children in out-of-home placements or who are at risk of being placed in an out-of-home placement due to the substantial impact of substance abuse.

Grantees must collaborate with a wide range of family-serving agencies, including, but not limited to, child welfare agencies, substance abuse treatment providers, mental health agencies, courts, and other service organizations.

Examples of services and activities include:

  • Services and activities for children and youth that are trauma-informed and address child well-being and trauma, including:
    • Screening and assessment of child well-being
    • Services for substance-exposed newborns
    • Access to mental and behavioral health services, including services that address trauma
    • Early intervention and preventive services for children and adolescents that address the increased risk of substance abuse
    • Substance abuse treatment for adolescents
  • Substance abuse treatment and trauma services for parents and families including:
    • Long-term residential treatment programs where children can live on-site with their mothers and where the mother's partner is served as well
    • Access to medication-assisted treatment
    • Continuing care and recovery support
    • Access to trauma-specific services for parents
  • Services specifically designed to address violence- and trauma-related symptoms and reactions
  • Services for parents and children that improve parenting capacity and family functioning

Several past regional partnerships have been located in, and/or served rural regions.


Eligible applicants are regional partnerships made up of at least 2 of the following:

  • The state child welfare agency, unless it is a regional partnership entered into by tribes or tribal consortia
  • The state agency responsible for administering the substance abuse prevention and treatment block grant
  • An Indian tribe or tribal consortium (federally recognized)
  • Nonprofit or for-profit child welfare service providers
  • Community health service providers
  • Community mental health providers
  • Local law enforcement agencies
  • Judges and court personnel
  • Juvenile justice officials
  • School personnel
  • Tribal child welfare agencies or a consortia of such agencies
  • Any other providers, agencies, personnel, officials, or entities that are related to the provision of child and family services under the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program

Any member of the regional partnership can serve as the applicant of record provided that it is one of the eligible entities listed above and that it has the capacity to monitor program activities, funding, and reporting requirements.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,900,000
Award floor: $1,500,000
Project period: 36 months
Expected number of awards: 10
Total estimated program funding: $19,000,000

There is a 15-20% match requirement as shown in the table found in the application instructions.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Tagged as
Child welfare · Children and youth · Human services · Substance abuse

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